Communicate. Engage. Change.

As an industry, ISF looks to create a better world for all the players on the field. Certainty is hard to come...

The Seed Chain in the Americas: Looking Toward a New Meeting

When asked “What’s new?” I always have to stop and pause. If you’ve asked me this and wondered why the pause, it’s not because of a lack...

Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

While there’s a lot of work to be done, the ISF committees are getting down and dirty to find solutions for the seed industry. 

NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

Will Transitioning From Public to Private for Overseas Aid Work?

Inspired after reading "The Coming Famine," Anthony Leddin, an Australian plant breeder, set out to make a difference. Plant Breeders Without Borders encourages plant breeders and...

Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

Checks and Balances: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply For All!

Many of us are relieved now that the 2019 tax filing season is over, but tax season doesn’t end for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS...

Know a Super Worker? Nominate Them as a Future Giant of the Seed Industry!

It’s that time of the year again — yes, it's planting season again, but along with planting comes with the time to recognize early-career individuals who are...

Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

The OECD Seed Schemes

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...

Jerry Flint: Diversity Paves the Way for Progress

He didn’t realize it at the time, but the rural Ohio farm Jerry Flint grew up on provided experience and perspective that still serves him today.  Farms in the 1970s...
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That’s My Proprietary Seed!

With my position as executive director of the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), I have the privilege to attend a wide range of seed industry meetings. It never...

Just Grow It

If you follow ASTA on social media, you’re probably familiar with the hashtag, #JustGrowIt. It may seem like an obvious connection to seed, and it is, but...
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Sizing Up the Seed Sector

With the adoption of new technology around the globe, and more mouths to feed, the seed industry is experiencing rapid growth. What size is the global seed industry today...
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Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

Connecting Our Communities

A joint project between the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the American Seed Trade Association looks to highlight progress in agriculture, food and wellness.

Can We Change West Africa’s Future?

Definitively yes! And immediately, having full conscience that we are operating in a place where crop failure is not only an economic problem, but also a life-threatening issue. The...

Brexit – Time for a EU-turn?

Marcel Bruins How I wish that ‘Brexit’ was a morning cereal that you would take when you’re constipated. Alas, this is not the...

Independent By Choice

Four seedsmen share their outlook for the future and what drives their customer base. There’s no denying the U.S. agricultural industry is feeling an economic squeeze. Unfortunately, this dog appears...